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Carrie Fisher
Fisher in 2012
Fisher at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International, July 2012
Carrie Frances Fisher

October 21, 1956(1956-10-21)
DiedDecember 27, 2016(2016-12-27) (aged 60)
Cause of deathCardiac arrest caused by sleep apnea and drug-related complications
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, U.S.[1]
EducationBeverly Hills High School
Alma materCentral School of Speech and Drama
  • Actress
  • writer
  • humorist
  • screenwriter
Years active1969–2016
Spouse(s)Paul Simon (m. 1983–1984) «start: (1983)–end+1: (1985)»"Marriage: Paul Simon to Carrie Fisher" Location: (linkback:
Partner(s)Bryan Lourd (1991–1994)
ChildrenBillie Lourd

Carrie Frances Fisher (October 21, 1956 – December 27, 2016) was an American screenwriter, actress and writer.[2] She acted in many movies. Fisher was best known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies.[3] She was also known for her 1987 novel Postcards from the Edge.[4]

Fisher was born in Beverly Hills, California. She was the daughter of actress Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher.[5] Fisher had bipolar disorder.[6] In 2008 her memoir Wishful Drinking was published.

Fisher died on December 27, 2016 at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California from complications of cardiac arrest caused by sleep apnea along with other drug uses at age 60. The next day, her mother died of a cerebral hemorrhage.


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